Use Multiple Intelligences to Enhance Self-Esteem: Part 3

Tracy Heibeck, an expert in child development, explains how to use multiple intelligences in a way that enhances self esteem.
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Environmental Awareness Unit (Naturalist Intelligence)

Assignment Intelligence
Write and present a story (for older students, a research paper). Verbal/linguistic
Design a visual aid for your story (or research paper). Visual/spatial
Develop a chart or graph for your research paper. Logical/mathematical
Organize/participate in an environmental clean-up. Bodily/kinesthetic
Create a song or music video on the topic. Musical/rhythmic
Work on a group project. Interpersonal
Use a journal to record your thoughts on the topic. Intrapersonal

Teaching to children's strengths goes a long way toward creating a learning environment that increases the possibilities for success. This is where a child can experience very real, positive achievements resulting directly from his or her own efforts. By giving your students this sense of mastery and control, you do more than just offer encouragement – you actively strengthen self-esteem.

Dr. Tracy Heibeck, a specialist on learning on the Web, is a child psychologist who has been an Instructor at Harvard Medical School for over a decade. She holds a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Stanford University.

Return to Multiple Intelligences: A Three-Part Series
How to Use Multiple Intelligences to Reach Every Child
Maximize Student Potential with Multiple Intelligences

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